It is heartening to know that European Union leaders have succeeded in meeting one of the toughest challenges in the organization’s history by agreeing a package of measures to rescue their economies from the disruption caused by the pandemic.
Once again, the European Union has shown the importance of taking the common interests of all its members into account. Through persistent negotiation and compromise the respective leaders have reached an agreement. This shows wisdom and maturity in a world often unsettled by emotional crises.
As ever, I would like to reiterate how much I admire the spirit of the European Union. While I congratulate European Union leaders on what they have achieved on this occasion, I also wish them every success in meeting other challenges that lie ahead, including the threat of climate change and global warming. I believe that a strong European Union is an inspiring model for others to follow.
July 22, 2020